Curse of the King
On September 15th 2009, Buffalo heavy metal soldiers Herod will release their new E.P. "The Curse of The King" through upstart label Dark Harvest Records. This five song collection (4 originals, 1 cover song) marks the return of the band following a three year hiatus which saw all members travel new musical roads, which somehow all led back to Herod. The group took a different approach for the first time in it's nine year history, constructing the songs on the E.P. as a four piece, abandoning the traditional five member formation that had dominated the prior eight years of the bands' existence. Stepping to the forefront of the band as lead vocalist, as well as maintaining his role as lead guitarist is co-founder (along with drummer Mike Jeffers) Jesse Benker. His multi-faceted vocal style is the ultimate blend of chaos and class, as he covers every vocal style prevalent in the history of the band. Returning along with Benker and Jeffers is guitarist Greg DiPasquale and bassist Matt Backlas, both of whom joined the band prior to their last release, 2006's "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight". Herod will be using this release to re-introduce themselves to the worldwide metal audience, and to provide a sneak peak as to what's in store for their next full length, which they are currently writing for. Upon it's release, the CD will be available for purchase via the Dark Harvest website/store, major retailers, iTunes, and any fine indie/underground record store. Cocky, calculating, sadistic, and sleazy, Herod has returned to prove that even the strongest curses can't kill what is just simply meant to be.